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i must not phear

phear is the mind-killer

phear is the little-death that brings total obliteration

i will face my phear

i will permit it to pass over me and through me

and when it has gone past i will turn the inner eye to see its path

where the phear has gone there will be nothing

only i will remain

(modified quote from Dune by Frank Herbert)

The Non-Linear nature of money and power

The affiliate marketer can make thousands of dollars a day working for himself.

He can even hire employees that produce a value to him of hundreds of dollars, many times in excess of what the employee gets paid for. This is true in any business venture.

Making serious amounts of money or even gaining power (political or otherwise) is essentially non-linear. This is what a savvy business man or power player strives for. He strives to decouple time, work, and value from each other in order to achieve massive success.

However it is interesting that many people don’t do this. Even people with full the full know-how and coaching from their AM or SEO friends. It doesn’t really have anything to do with “risk”, but I think perhaps it has more to do with the mind balking at taking advantage of the non-linear nature of business.

It is too easy to be comforted by a linear relationship of giving up 1 hour of time for a known amount of money, whether it is $20 or $100. However, seeking comfort will never lead to freedom, only slavery.

I know of quite a few young (under 25) affiliate marketers that are making tens of thousands of dollars a day. Perhaps they are so successful because they never spent much time in a linear relationship with their time and money, thus giving them the freedom to go straight into a more powerful non-linear relationship.

The corollary to all of this is: if you strongly desire wealth, power, and freedom, then do EVERYTHING you can to decouple the relationships of time, work, and value. Warp the time-work-value field around you and move ahead at WARP SPEED. (cue the cheese)

How can you decouple the relationships? Find ways to make money that can be automated and scaled. Automated either by outsourcing to workers or utilizing software. Business is about building systems and handing them over to the people that will run them.

The DO NOT READ Affiliate Blog list

There are a series of well known “affiliate marketers” that have blogs with huge readerships. These guys have ended up as more pro-blogger than affiliate marketer. Which means they generally can’t market their way out of a wet paper bag. They derive the main source of their income from their blog, and often sucker people into joining affiliate networks under their referral. Or selling tools.

Their blogs follow the model of posting about their wonderful affiliate lives, reviewing lots of things, and posting fuckloads of pics of themselves with others at conventions which is mostly for social proofing themselves and others, so they can sucker the readers into thinking they’re worth paying attention to. These blogs have a high noise to signal ratio, avoid like the plague.

Please say “NO” to pro-bloggers posing as affiliate marketers! Don’t give them the readership they crave!

The list is as follows in no particular order:


The PPC Steps

Step 1:

Creating PPC LPs
Search Affiliate Websites for Products
Search for Related Keywords
Create Content
Add to LP / WordPress Blog

Step 2:

Split Testing
Create Multiple LPs with Unique Content
Create Meta-Marketing Themes

Step 3:

Set Up LP Tracking Code
Set tracking links up for Each Ad

Step 4:

Create PPC Campaigns:
Google Adwords
Yahoo Search Marketing
Microsoft Ad Center

Step 5:

Testing – 1 Week
Remove Low CTR Ads / Keywords
Add More Potential Keywords / Ads
Search for More Split Testing Ideas

Step 6:

Rinse and Repeat

Is it tax evasion or is it beyond their jurisdiction?

As affiliate marketers we make money online. Our customers can be anywhere, WE can be anywhere, and the money can be sent anywhere.

In today’s age, when we can live anywhere and make our money online, who should we really pay our income taxes to? Why should we even pay income taxes?

There is a concept of using travel to completely avoiding paying taxes, and doing that legally. It is called Perpetual Traveler or Perpetual Tourist. It requires avoiding residence in your country of citizenship and also avoiding living in the country that you make your money in, which isn’t a big deal if our income is from the interwebs.

This is a powerful concept, and I think it can be extended further. I think that if travel can render income taxes arbitrary, surely we can consider income taxes arbitrary even if we dont travel. From a moral perspective, we make our money online, it seems silly to send the bulk of that to one government in particular. Especially when that government its going to abuse the spending of that money. Especially when the requirement of income taxes costs the economy huge amounts of money in paperwork and allocated manpower in the form of income tax accountants.

That’s not to say that I mind paying taxes. I have no qualms paying a sales tax, do my bit to support infrastructure and costs. Ultimately all the little taxes add up, not just income but sales, investment, inflation, etc, and this results in being taxed more than you realize. Perhaps close to 50% even in USA. It doesn’t sound reasonable to give the government 6 months of your earnings out of a year’s worth.

Let’s bypass the government altogether. This is the online world, this is the global world, we really shouldn’t be beholden to one government anymore. It’s time to start withholding our money, let’s force the government to downsize and become a leaner more efficient system.

Fact is, with a little strategy, it is virtually impossible for governments to touch your money or your assets, your house, etc. It is possible to setup structures that will defeat the tax collector, and keep them in the dark to the extent of your wealth, and to know immediately if they are trying to get your money and to have the time to respond appropriately with paying them off or moving your money, etc. Unless you are a criminal drug lord, they are not going to be able to muster the warrants and international collusion to go after you seriously.

The biggest fear of most americans I know with regards to tax evasion is going to jail. Seems like it’s a common story in the media, hellooooo, that’s propaganda! Fact is, all IRS cares about is money, it’s easy enough to pay them a pittance if they ever come after you. IRS makes all sorts of deals! Drug dealers have laundered money with the help of the IRS.

Furthermore, if you never tell the IRS how much money you have, they will never know. Just setup multiple flow-through bank accounts in multiple countries and you will know if they come after any of your accounts. Also, by being careful about having your house and cars, owned by trust funds owned by corporations, leased to you, the IRS will probably never notice that you have an inexplicable amount of money.

Godaddy versus Namecheap

What I’m going to say is controversial. Namecheap SUCKS DONKEY BALLS.

Why is this so controversial?

Because everyone starts off using Godaddy. Then they discover they are newbs, and all the cool people use Namecheap. Plus for some reason a lot of people hate Godaddy’s interface. Actually, I hate Namecheap’s interface even more, and personally I don’t find Godaddy’s interface to be all that confusing. Google is your friend if you’re having trouble with the interface.

Well guess what? Namecheap might seem great initially with the free privacy, but they fucking RAPE you on the renewal. They offer ZERO COUPONS for renewals.

One time I tried to renew something like 4 domains on namecheap, ended up being $36 bucks or some shit, plus privacy i think, for $54 bucks.

Well I renewed 5 domains on godaddy, used a freaking coupon, got privacy too, and it was half that motherfucking price, for $26!

That’s right. Godaddy is cheaper than namecheap buying new domains and on the renewals too, especially when you’re dealing with privacy!

P.S. If I had more balls, I would lie on my administrative information and avoid privacy altogether.

How to hijack traffic from the idiot that ripped your LP and left your p202 code on the page

This is more common than you think. Some idiot outright copies your landing page, but doesn’t remove your Tracking202 code. I mean sheesh, if a guy’s gonna rip an LP, he should realize he needs to rip out all javascript that he doesn’t understand.

Basically he leaves this line in the lander:

<script src="http://your-p202-site.com/tracking202/static/landing.php?lpip=715" type="text/javascript"></script>

Well, there’s an easy way to redirect all the visitors to your personal lander, and steal his traffic.
First, figure out if your code goes to a simple lander or an advanced lander (within p202). If it’s a simple lander, edit record_simple.php or if it is an advanced lander, then edit record_adv.php file. These files are located in ~/path/to/tracking202/static/

At the bottom, right before the line that says “t202initB();” just add the following:

if (document.URL == "http://www.IAmCopying.com")
window.location = "http://www.YourLander.com";

Bam! All visitors to his stolen LP are redirected to your LP.

You could do more clever versions, I.E. filter against his IP address, which you probably can figure out because his IP would be the first one you see for his site in your Tracking202 Visitor History.

I know some guys that have made a few hundred dollars before the lander gets fixed or taken down.

credits to: ricdes for testing, gxdia & tiz & mushie for the js code

Non-self-hosted methods of getting Geo IP

External methods of getting Geo IP:

<script src=”http://promos.fling.com/geo/txt/city.php”></script>


<script src=”http://promos.fling.com/geo/txt/location.php”></script>


<script src=”http://j.maxmind.com/app/geoip.js”></script><script type=”text/javascript”><!– document.write(geoip_city()); // –></script>, <script type=”text/javascript”><!– document.write(geoip_region_name()); // –></script> </code>


<script src=”http://www.google.com/jsapi” language=”javascript”></script><script language=”javascript”>if (google.loader.ClientLocation != null) {var gcity=google.loader.ClientLocation.address.city;var state=google.loader.ClientLocation.address.region;} else {
var gcity=’Sacramento’;
var state=’CA’;

need some extra JS to output gcity/state..

The AM formula

Hold your breath. Here’s the AM formula, in code:

clicks = impressions * ctr
cost = cpc * clicks

leads = cr * clicks
revenue = payout * leads

profit = revenue - cost

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